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Shines Records Presents

Let Gene King kick start your weekend with Shines Records Presents.. featuring regular guest DJ Alexia out of the UK, as they present house music’s finest. Bringing you the latest sounds and exclusive interviews with local and worldwide artists, Vibes N Vinyl has built a solid listenership since 1996 when it first aired on CKLN 88.1 FM. Tune in to Shines Records Presents.. every Friday 12:00 am - 2:00 am […]



Formerly of CKLN 88.1 FM on Toronto’s radio airwaves Vibes n Vinyl now Shine Records presents.. are in the house Once again to continue the tradition of promoting and exposing great House music to the world … we bring you brand new music as well as explore the roots of house music in its true form. you will also hear exclusive interviews with local and international artists of the genre .Keep it locked and enjoy the ride we have provided our listeners since 1996

Growing up in Montreal during the 70’s and 80’s, Gene King’s childhood was heavily influenced by a plethora of good, rich Music. By 1978, at the tender age of 13, King, who had already been dabbling with musical instruments, then naturally discovered the art of deejaying and hence started playing high school dances and roller-skating rinks, soon after.
From 1982 to 1987, King played at various dance clubs all over Montreal, Canada. Relocating to Toronto in 1987, Gene began playing steady gigs all around town, from well-known nightclubs, to smaller, more intimate venues and private events.

By the early 90’s, Gene’s love affair with studio production began. Now, over 20 years later, he has garnered love from true House Music fans across the globe by moulding an impressive discography for numerous ground-breaking Dance Music labels such as : Contraband, A&M, BMG, KMS, Defender, Slip N’Slide, Debut, Hi-Bias, Warner, Easy Street Records, Ultrasound, Philosophie Music, Priti Soul/Jellybean Records, and finally, the powerhouse 157 Shelter Records, the legendary staple out of New York City.

In October 2005, King founded his very own Shines Records imprint, which later spawned Plusgroove Records, releasing such dance-floor faves as “Sunrise” (by Genetix ft. Shanchoy), “Do with You” (by Suges ft. Limore), and many others.

The year 1993 saw King joining the ranks of Toronto’s CKLN 88.1 FM, where he began deejaying “on the air” for the Midnight Madness show (later known as Soul Fusion Express). Soon enough, King branched off to create and produce his very own Vibes N Vinyl weekly radio show at CKLN, which turned into a quintessential T-dot staple for House Music fans. Vibes N Vinyl since then has been syndicated online to www.smoothtraxx.gr in greece , www.netmusique.com, www.motionfm.com over the last decade .

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